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PS Vita Slim Borderlands 2 Bundle Coming to The US in Spring

| 11 Feb 2014 02:30
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The bundle will set you back $200 and come with the new Slim PS Vita, Borderlands 2 and six DLC packs, and an 8GB memory card.

For once, North America didn't get something video game related first, and its been patiently waiting for the PS Vita Slim, the new slimmed down re-design of the PS Vita, which was released in Japan last year and the UK last week. Well, that wait is now almost over, Sony's head of hardware marketing for PlayStation John Koller has announced the console is coming to North America this spring, in a $200 Borderlands 2 bundle.

For your information, the "PS Vita 2000" (as the Slim will be known as in America) is Wi-Fi only, and replaces the original Vita with one that's about 20 percent slimmer and 15 percent lighter. It comes with just 1GB internal storage capacity (which can be increased with memory cards) and a beefed-up battery life of around four to six hours.

The bundle will include an 8GB memory card, Borderlands 2 and six DLC packs, which are:

  • Captain Scarlett and her Pirate's Booty
  • Mr. Torgue's Campaign of Carnage
  • The Psycho Character Class
  • The Mechromancer Character Class
  • Ultimate Vault Hunter Upgrade Pack 1
  • Collector's Edition Pack

Furthermore, for those of you who already have the game on PS3, Sony says that "you can also cross save your progress with your PS3," meaning you can pick up on the Vita right where you left off on your PS3.

"We like to iterate. We like to talk about the fact that the systems tend to evolve," said Koller. "The Vita evolves in many of the same ways that we've evolved other platforms in the past. This one I think is really important, though. This [slim PS Vita] makes it easier to play. It's a slimmer form function and it's just easier to hold in your hand. The LCD is brilliant."

This looks like a nice little bundle, and including a game that takes full advantage of the "cross-save" feature is a good move.

Source: Sony via Ars Technica

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